From the Arctic Circle to Costa Rica, from Maine to the tip of Baja, California, the coyote thrives like no other animal in North America. It roams the Canadian wilderness and prowls the Arizona deserts and beyond. Over time this highly intelligent animal has learned to adapt to big cities, such as Los Angeles. It has even been sighted in Bronx, New York. But the coyote is not always welcome. Farmers and cattle ranchers, who lose valuable sheep, chickens, and cows to the hungry dog, view it as a damaging predator. On the other hand, supporters of the coyote argue that, like the wolf, the coyote plays an important role in nature. In this fascinating book, Steve Swinburne draws the reader into the secretive world of the coyote. His balanced and though-provoking text, illustrated with dramatic full-color photographs, examines how the coyote behaves and survives. He considers the past and present history of the coyote and what the future may hold in store for North America's native dog.